Nesmith is the second straight Vanderbilt player taken in the first round. He played just 14 games in the 2019-20 season before a stress fracture in his foot in early January ended his season. Nesmith hit 60 threes in the 14 games, accumulating a .522 three-point shooting percentage over that time. Had he been able to play the complete season on that pace, Nesmith’s three-point shooting percentage would have been the best in the nation by far.
It’s very easy to see why Nesmith is a lottery pick in today’s NBA, which focuses on the three-point shot more than ever before. If he can stay healthy, Nesmith will be a force to be reckoned with in the NBA.